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Volunteer Positions

Event Volunteer

Event Volunteer

Would you like to help the Internet Archive out with some of our events?

We host around 12 events a year and are looking for ushers to help welcome, seat guests and collect their admission tickets.

After everyone is seated, you and a guest, are more then welcome to stay for the event for free! After volunteering with us for 6 events - you get a Internet Archive sweatshirt.

If you are interested, please contact


Volunteer VHS/CD burner

Volunteer VHS/CD burner

About the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections, which exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software, as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities.

Under the direction of the Director of Administration, the Volunteer VHS/CD burner is responsible for:

Skills: Education and Experience Key Competencies Commitment Benefits: If interested please send a cover letter expressing your interest to the following jobs@archive.org

Volunteer Scanning Positions

Volunteer Scanning Positions

The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization working with 80+world-class universities and libraries to create the world's largest digital open-source library.

The Internet Archive is looking for interns to help us upload books and work on other interesting projects.

We need your help! If you can give us some of your time, we can give you a chance to help bring digital knowledge to others both near and far! Come join us! We can offer college credit in exchange for your volunteering. Volunteer Scanner Positions

Basic knowledge of computers, digital files helpful. Pleasant, low-stress work environment. A love of books is a plus.

Gain experience in the following fields of endeavor: building an open source digital library, digital photography, and digital scanning software, preservation, presentation and production of digital books. Digitizing special collection books from different centuries. Understanding copyrights and public domain materials.

Commitment: Assistance is needed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Position involves a commitment of a minimum 3 hours and up, at least one day a week, as well as a minimum commitment length of one month.

For those interested in bolstering their credentials, we offer a four-hour, one day a week, six-week internship. Applicable fields of endeavor include digital photography, digital media, Non-Profit, Library Science, Computer Science. We will train you on Scribe 2 software.

Interrelations: The volunteer Scanner will interact with the Coordinator, the professional scanning staff and other volunteers.

Physical/Special Requirements:

  • Must have reasonable computer skills; e.g. can navigate desktop and computer programs.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to lift heavy books.
  • Must be able to sit for 1-2 hour periods and are comfortable with repetitive motion.
  • Must be able to gently handle special collection books.
  • Must have the desire to contribute to the world's largest digital open source library.


    If interested please send a cover letter expressing your interest to the following:

  • For Indiana ( Fort Wayne) : jeffs@archive.org,
  • For Princeton: stacy@archive.org,
  • For Boston: stacey@archive.org,
  • For Toronto: gabe@archive.org